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SOLKOA – SUMA (SOLKOA Ultralight Multipurpose Aluminum) Containers

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

SOLKOA SUMA

Machined from a solid billet of 6061 aluminum, SOLKOA Survival Systems’ SUMA – SOLKOA Ultralight Multipurpose Aluminum container is a highly durable, lightweight container purpose built for carrying a survival kit. The container cover includes a rubber gasket to keep out dirt and moisture, and secures to the container body by Velcro One-Wrap straps. In addition to serving as a container, the SUMA is also excellent for digging, melting ice, boiling and purifying water, and even small cooking needs.

Available in Small (inside 3 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 1 3/16”, outside – 4” x 2 3/4” x 1 5/8”)

and

Large (4 3/4” x 2 7/8” x 1 3/8”, outside – 5 1/8” x 3 1/4” x 1 7/8”)

sizes and in the following colors: Black, Red, Orange (all with black Velcro) or Tan (with tan/beige Velcro).

www.solkoasurvival.com

SOLKOA Survival Systems – New Brand Name Clears Up Market Confusion

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

SOLKOA, Inc. recognized their civilian brand, Fastfire, did not effectively represent their many non-fire related survival products so they have initiated SOLKOA Survival Systems for their consumer survival products line. This includes the SUMA Survival Kit I use.

With more than 200 years of combined instructor experience among its professional staff, SOLKOA, Inc has been quietly producing a wide variety of highly-specialized emergency survival capabilities along with its expert instruction for the US military and other high-risk organizations since 2005.

SOLKOA’s specialized military survival gear usually contains sensitive items that will never be available to the civilian market, but SOLKOA’s Fastfire brand created some market confusion making it difficult for SOLKOA to clearly promote their expanding civilian product line.

The SHOT show directory lists their overall corporate name SOLKOA, Inc. and they will be in booth #32513 in the law enforcement and military section; you should drop by and visit with them, they are the real deal and I rely on their products.

So from now on the civilian products line will be SOLKOA Survival Systems.

www.solkoa.com

SUMA Survival Kit from Solkoa – Available Now at Austere Provisions Co

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The FastFire SUMA Pro Survival Kit is a professional grade survival kit by Solkoa has traditionally only been available to government clients. I’ve seen the kit in their booth at SHOT Show and asked every year if it would be commercially available. Finally, they’ve added it to their commercial line, FastFire. It comes packed in a SUMA Container along with an Emergency Blanket, and two individually packaged FastFire cubes.

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The SUMA container (2-1/2″ x 4″ x 1-1/2″) is machined out of billet 6061 aluminum, which makes it four times lighter than stainless steel and half the weight of titanium. Hard anodized it is suitable for cooking or to boil small amounts of water for purification and can also be used for digging. I know a lot of guys who use these on the job modify the containers by applying sticky Velcro to the lid and attaching a flag or other near recognition symbol to the face.

The packed SUMA Container includes the following items:
- (1) Compact multitool wrapped in a section of inner-tube to suppress noise from rattling
- (1) 3.5″ Carbon steel hack saw blade
- (1) LED Coin type light with lanyard
- (1) P-38 Can opener
- (1) Ferro rod
- (1) Signalling whistle
- (1) Signalling mirror with reflective tape
- (1) Magnifying lens
- (1) Compass, oil filled coin type
- (1) Baggie, zip type
- (1) Pill bottle, amber
- (1) Wire, 24″ length
- (10) Matches, NATO type with striker (individually wrapped)
- (4) Tinder, Cotton wool type (individually wrapped)
- (2) Safety pins, Small
- (2) Safety pins, Medium
- (6) Water purification tablets
- (1) Roll of high strength braided line
- (1) fishing kit, assorted weights, hooks, and float
- (1) Tape, Duct type 2″x24″ tan
- (1) Needle, sewing type with cover
- (1) Pad, clean medical type appr. 2″x2″ (individually packaged)
- (1) Triple antibiotic ointment, 0.5g packet
- (1) Pencil with attached eraser
- (5) Weather resistant paper

I cannot recommend this kit enough after purchasing one earlier this year from Austere Provisions Co. Oftentimes I am approached by friends and asked about survival kits. Granted, the best advice is to make your own, but many lack the time or experience necessary to assemble a kit that has just the right amount of “stuff.” Some will keep adding and adding to their kit until it’s too big. Others will leave out a critical item. Solkoa has assembled an excellent kit that you can add to your equipment. Whether carried on a first-line belt, in a pack, or the trunk of a car, it’s a great insurance policy. If anything, you’ll find that it makes an excellent base to add to, as you learn more about what works and doesn’t work for you.

I’ll add one word of caution; practice. Become familiar with your kit, no matter whether it’s the SUMA, a kit from another company, or one you’ve made yourself. The last place you need to become familiar with your kit and how it works is when you really need it. Learning how to start a fire when you’re already cold, tired and hungry is a recipe for disaster. The packaging of the SUMA is well suited to opening the kit and repacking as well as customizing.

The SUMA Survival Kit is available now with Black or FDE case from www.austereprovisions.com.

FastFire SUMA Pro Survival Kit

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

You may have run across the name SOLKOA, a company which specializes in SERE training and products. The thing about SOLKOA is that they concentrate on Government clients. But a few years ago they launched FastFire to transition their kit to the commercial customer. I’m a huge fan of everything they do, but the SUMA container is top notch. In this case, the contents of the kit are packed in the SUMA container.

SUMA Kit

The FastFire SUMA Pro Survival Kit is a professional grade survival kit previously only available to government clients through SOLKOA but now offered through the commercial side, FastFire. The kit comes in an outer box containing a packed SUMA Container, Emergency Blanket, and two individually packaged FastFire cubes.

The packed SUMA Container includes the following:
- (1) Compact multitool wrapped in a section of inner-tube to suppress noise from rattling
- (1) 3.5″ Carbon steel hack saw blade
- (1) LED Coin type light with lanyard
- (1) P-38 Can opener
- (1) Ferro rod
- (1) Signalling whistle
- (1) Signalling mirror with reflective tape
- (1) Magnifying lens
- (1) Compass, oil filled coin type
- (1) Baggie, zip type
- (1) Pill bottle, amber
- (1) Wire, 24″ length
- (10) Matches, NATO type with striker (individually wrapped)
- (4) Tinder, Cotton wool type (individually wrapped)
- (2) Safety pins, Small
- (2) Safety pins, Medium
- (6) Water purification tablets
- (1) Roll of high strength braided line
- (1) fishing kit, assorted weights, hooks, and float
- (1) Tape, Duct type 2″x24″ tan
- (1) Needle, sewing type with cover
- (1) Pad, clean medical type appr. 2″x2″ (individually packaged)
- (1) Triple antibiotic ointment, 0.5g packet
- (1) Pencil with attached eraser
- (5) Weather resistant paper

www.austereprovisions.com

SHOT Show – Solkoa

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

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Solkoa continue to develop new SERE products and training courses. One of the n concepts they are cultivating is modular SERE kits. These allow the user to select modules based on mission and TTPs. It also means that modules can be updated quickly rather than replacing entire kits when dated items expire.

www.solkoa.com

SUMA Container from Solkoa

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Solkoa’s Ultralight Multi-purpose Aluminum (SUMA) container measures 2-1/2″w x 4″l x 1-1/2″d and is a great way to package your survival kit or other small items that need to be protected from crushing as well as the elements. It is machined from a solid billet of 6061 aluminum and then hard anodized and can be used for cooking in a pinch.

The SUMA container is available in a variety of finishes and can also be laser etched. Additionally, as you can see in the photo, special lids can be machined with raised symbols. However, a lot of guys using these are applying sticky Velcro to the lid and attaching a flag or other near recognition symbol to the face.

To order visit www.greygrouptraining.biz. For more information contact www.fast-fire.com.

Faststrike Maxi

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Designed to be complimentary with the Fastfire fire starter blocks, the Faststrike Maxi is a larger version of the model that comes with a Fire Starting kit.

Faststrike from Solkoa

The Firestrike starters produce sparks in excess of 5500°F in any weather, at any altitude. The Maxi model is designed to over 10,000 fires. There are no breaking parts (plastic) or failure points (springs that can break). Additionally, the 4″ carbon steel hacksaw blade serves as striker but the blade also provides multi-functionality for cutting & fabricating materials (metals, plastics, wood).

The Faststrike Maxi is available from Solkoa.